Just spent an hour going through some cookbooks I like but don’t cook from often enough, looking for recipes I wouldn’t normally attempt because they have ingredients I don’t regularly buy and/or seem super complicated and time-consuming. I’ll try to make a few of these every week while I can. I’ve got recipes from Isa Does it, Vedge, and Salad Samurai, but half the list is from Vegan Eats World, which I think is a pretty underrated book! I’ve cooked a lot of things from it and had many hits, and still feel like I don’t know it that well. It might be my stealth favorite, simply for ambitiousness and inspiration.
Of course, Sunday dinners always become a late afternoon affair. Breakfast I enjoyed some prepared goodies: oatmeal scone and cocoa noir almond milk cold-brew coffee. Sunday mornings are when I make the ritual visit to the farmers’ market and, because it’s convenient, Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods as needed. The market haul was beautiful, with everything from late season bi-color corn to brussels sprouts on the stalk stuffing three cloth bags. This is my church; I take it seriously. Carrying that much food requires energy.
Now I’ve got fresh-dried black beans and cashews soaking and a notion about making roasted ancho chile and tomato salsa. Plotting some kind of cashew cheese-stuffed squash blossoms with black beans and rice. Need to plot how to incorporate more green vegetables.
All this and so much good TV to watch: last night’s Doctor Who and Outlander; tonight’s Good Wife season premiere. Sundays are indulgent. More later.